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General Discussion / Test
« on: August 25, 2018, 04:06:51 PM »

BUGS and HELP (non-brand) / Re: sgamers home page..
« on: November 14, 2016, 10:40:20 AM »
test answer

General Discussion / Skiing
« on: February 25, 2015, 07:31:01 AM »
Congratulations to the US for getting silver and bronze medals in 10km Ladies Freestyle in the World Ski Championships yesterday!

General Discussion / Re: So How is you christmas 'competition' going SOoT?
« on: December 13, 2014, 05:28:53 PM »
I lost... :-(

General Discussion / Re: So How is you christmas 'competition' going SOoT?
« on: December 08, 2014, 07:43:49 AM »
Time for the yearly Christmas competition.  :)  Let's see how long we can make it without hearing our most dreaded Christmas song. I'll loose if I hear 'Last Christmas' first, SOoT will loose if he hears that Springfield song whatever-the-name-it has. Put up the song you wouldn't like to hear here and see which one of us lasts the longest.

General Discussion / Re: New Dawn goes literary!
« on: November 21, 2014, 07:18:55 AM »
I haven't seen the movie (yet). I have been interested in seeing it but I didn't have the opportunity to see it when it was running at the cinemas. I have heard Orson Scott Card's own comment about how he had been struggling with different movie companies over the years about an adaptation. He had to fight so they didn't made the protagonist older and turned the story into a 'love story in space'. But he was looking forward (then) to the coming adaptation. And I aim to see it myself someday.

General Discussion / Re: New Dawn goes literary!
« on: September 16, 2014, 07:45:39 AM »
I did really enjoy One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. I could see Jack Nicholson in front of me when I heard Randle McMurphy speak in the book. And this in spite of me never having seen the movie...

Steppenwolf didn't touch me in anyway but I think Fahrenheit 451 - as well as 1948 by Orwell - should be a mandatory read for all people for to prevent totalitarian states in the future.

In contrast to you I actually preferred Jurassic Park before Andromeda Strain - both the book as well as the movie.

General Discussion / Re: New Dawn goes literary!
« on: September 11, 2014, 08:04:30 AM »
Btw, I'm reading David Copperfield right now. I'm close to the end of one of the thicker/longer books I've read/listened to (close to 40 hours listening time)

General Discussion / Re: New Dawn goes literary!
« on: September 10, 2014, 02:24:34 PM »
No, you haven't lost me :-) Sorry for not getting back earlier. But this will be quite a large post instead.

Your post was interesting and I will add those books you mention to my ever increasing pile of books to read.

I have not been idle since my last post. Here are what I've read (with or without comments)

I was reading Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon when I made my last post. It is a 'heavy' book to read but I enjoyed it very much. It's a good example of a book where different parallel stories are woven together in the end. And of course a lot of crypto talk.

In the genre Science Fiction:

I've read some more Edgar Allen Poe (Ligeia, The Raven)

Two books by Isaac Asimov 'Caves of steel', 'The stars, Like Dust'

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
I've seen a movie made from this book a long time ago but I noticed I didn't remember much of it.

Hyperion by Dan Simmons   
6 different stories all in some way centering around the more or less impossible planet called Hyperion. I liked it very much. Especially the story about a girl whose life started to go backwards.

Jurassic Park

John Wyndham   The Day of the Triffids
I've only seen it as a movie on TV before. It was interesting to read the original.

Ray Bradbury   Fahrenheit 451

And also some 'Classics'
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Nevil Shute   A Town like Alice
Ken Kesey   One flew over the cuckoo's nest
Emma by Jane Austen
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres   

And to that some Swedish/Nordic Novels/crime stories in between

I would like to mention and recommend this book:
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.
In spite of its weird title its a very funny tall-tale about a (Swedish) man who gets involved in many of the important happenings all over the world during the 20th century. Highly recommended.


General Discussion / Re: Youtube!
« on: June 20, 2014, 07:54:05 PM »
I'd like to add a new video to this thread. I have admired the group Ok GO for a while. Not for their music which leaves me unmoved but for their videos which I often have enjoyed. Here's a link to their latest that is called 'The writing's on the wall'. Note that it is made in what seems to be just one single shot.
It has got almost 5 million views in just 3 days.
Other videos from them that I like are 'This too shall pass' and 'Here it goes again'. Amazing videos with what seems to be just single takes. (Even if it took several takes to get to it)

General Discussion / Re: Celebrations!
« on: June 20, 2014, 07:19:09 PM »
Thank you. And congratulations to you in advance to your future celebration in case I miss it.  :)

And as a proof that I really am 50 year I got my first (and hopefully last) lumbago earlier today.  :(

General Discussion / Re: Celebrations!
« on: June 08, 2014, 08:07:05 AM »
Thank you! :-)

General Discussion / Celebrations!
« on: June 05, 2014, 07:12:20 AM »
I'll give you the opportunity to celebrate with me: Tomorrow June 6th is my 50th birthday! Cheers!

General Discussion / Re: Nixon
« on: June 05, 2014, 07:11:14 AM »
I reralise I have never seen any of those movies mentioned. Maybe I should give Nixon and a few of the others a try. (I have seen JFK though)

General Discussion / Re: Youtube!
« on: April 01, 2014, 02:42:03 PM »
Haha, it's amazing to see that we so different tastes :-)

Did you notice that the main part of #1 was taken in one shot? It takes some planning (and probably some retakes) to get that.

#2 and #3 ARE well edited but do not forget the planning behind too. (and the amount of traveling for #2)

Peace, I do like such types of time-lapse movies but I think I've seen too many of them now to appreciate them correctly.

SOoT, I can't imagine me seeing either Grateful Dead or a basket game. But I like the animated music.

If I continue my youtube quest into other areas I think this ad is well done:

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